The Oblong Box

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Julian (Vincent Price) hides his horrendously disfigured brother, Sir Edward Markham (Alister Williamson), in a tower where he is kept in chains. Anxious for freedom, Edward fakes his death with the aid of an immoral attorney, Trench (Peter Arne), and a pill that puts him into a catatonic state. But the escape plan takes a treacherous turn when Julian unwittingly buries his brother alive -- and he's later unearthed by grave robbers under the employ of malevolent Dr. Neuhardt (Christopher Lee).

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Critic Reviews for The Oblong Box (Dance, Mephisto)

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Audience Reviews for The Oblong Box (Dance, Mephisto)

  • Jan 07, 2012
    A decent effort from Hammer, Vincent price is very good in this, and a enjoyable support from Christopher lee, not a fantastic story at its core but done well enough.
    scott g Super Reviewer
  • Sep 05, 2010
    Finally a movie with both Vincent Price and Christopher Lee! If that doesn't make you want to see this movie, what will? It's a great revenge story too, and a creepy horror movie. I loved it, and I highly recommend it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2009
    <i>The Oblong Box</i>, which is not a Hammer film but feels very much like one, is lots of good things let down by a not very interesting story. The initial set up is intriguing and well done with a brother hidden from public view due to horrific disfigurement and apparent derangement - the result of an African Curse - mixed in with a botched plan involving a Doctor doing experiments on the dead, family betrayal, and age old themes of greed and evil. Unfortunately the good work done in the first half hour is undone by too much exposition and underused potential (the oblong box of the title barely figures and is little more than a plot device). What works very well are some brilliant camera techniques (interesting pans, POV shots), goodish acting from Vincent Price and Christopher Lee, and a palpable sense of period and period details. There's some uncomfortable misogyny that dates the movie to the decade it was made (and not the time in which it is set) and the violence is a little wan, but there's much to admire and the apparently troubled production of the film doesn't transfer to the screen.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer

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